Brooklyn-born Jamel Shabazz has been capturing New York life since he was 15 years old. In his gaze were his peers, members of the local Mosque, elders in their Sunday best, families--all members of communities that shared familial bonds. He recently released a new book, Pieces of A Man. Shabazz will be in conversation with photojournalist, curator and filmmaker, Akintola Hanif, to discuss his photographic contributions to “preserve world history and culture.” A book signing will follow.
Hanif’s work has been featured in such venues as the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, RUSH Arts Gallery, Princeton University, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, the Newark Museum and the New Jersey State Museum. He is the founder of HYCIDE magazine, a unique hybrid of photojournalism and art that presents stories of survival and freedom.
Visually Speaking is curated by photographer Terrence Jennings.
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